Seasonal Variations of Heavy Metals in Water Samples from Selected Hand-Dug Wells Close to Petrol Stations in Ile-Oluji, Ondo State, Nigeria
A. A. Adebawore, R. O. Akinyeye, E. E. Awokunmi, O. Ayodele, E. O. Olanipekun
Corresponding Author : A. A. Adebawore ,
Department of Chemistry, Ekiti State University, Ado-Ekiti, Nigeria.
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Received : 2017-07-12 Accepted : 2017-08-28 Published : 2017-08-28
Abstract : Availability of drinking water is a great challenge to many communities in Nigeria. Hence, majority of rural area dwellers depend on groundwater for drinking and other purposes. This study was conducted to evaluate the effects of anthropogenic activities from petrol stations on the quality of groundwater in selected locations at Ile-Oluji, Nigeria. The samples were analysed for seven heavy metals using Atomic Absorption Spectroscopy (AAS). The statistical analysis of variance (using Tukey test) revealed no significant difference at p<0.05. The percent coefficients of variation for all the heavy metals analysed varied widely, except for Cd. From the foregoing results, it is evident that the groundwater located near petrol stations is unsuitable for drinking and other domestic applications. Thus, there is need for government to take urgent measures to enact and enforce appropriate legislation to regulate the locations of wells for groundwater especially in areas that are prone to anthropogenic activities.
Keywords : Concentration, heavy metals, Ile-Oluji, petrol stations, pollution, hand-dug wells
Citation : A. A. Adebawore et al. (2017). Seasonal Variations of Heavy Metals in Water Samples from Selected Hand-Dug Wells Close to Petrol Stations in Ile-Oluji, Ondo State, Nigeriaj. of Physical and Chemical Sciences.V5I3. DOI : 10.5281/zenodo.999895
Copyright : © 2017 A. A. Adebawore. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.
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